“The eyes are the window to your soul” – William Shakespeare said. Makeup was intended to accentuate and enhance our natural beauty, but sometimes ladies do such makeup mistakes that can make them look like an evil vampire or panda. Lets talk about 6 most common eye makeup mistakes:
1) Using blush as an eyeshadow.
Many makeup artists advice time saving makeup tricks and one of them is to sweep your blush colour across your lids and use it as your eyeshadow. This tip can sound useful and time saving but, in most cases, it can only look good on artistic pictures for glossy magazines. Rose, red or peachy colours, usually, don’t look flattering on our eyes in real life. So, avoid using your blush as an eyeshadow!
2) Liquid foundation as an eyeshadow base.
When you apply your liquid foundation on your lids as a base for your eye makeup, in most cases it creates more harm than good, because the foundation wasn’t designed for this purpose; it’s more likely to crease and can make your eyes look tired instead of pretty. To get a neat and beautiful eye makeup – apply an eyeshadow primer first and then only apply your eyeshadow. Most eyeshadow primers will help your makeup last longer and stay crease-free.
3) Going too bright.
There is nothing wrong with experimenting…but as for eye makeup, very bright or neon colours only look cool when you go to a carnival or halloween party, or on the pages of glossy magazines, but in real life, it rarely looks elegant and sophisticated. So, I would suggest to avoid too vivid colours and stick to neutral pallet when doing your eye makeup.
5) Harsh eyeshadow lines.
Many make-up artists say: “Blending is the key!” This is totally true. Eyeshadow should be blended well and look like soft smoke, you shouldn’t see the colour between crease and brow bone. Harsh lines on the eyes look good only on the runway show, so my tip is – use proper tools to ensure that your shadow is well blended.
4) Not having a separate blending brush.
Most people apply their eyeshadow and then blend it with the same brush they used to apply it. This is a mistake! When you blend your eyeshadow with the same brush – it created the mud instead of beautiful gradience. So, my tips is – first apply your eyeshadow colour onto your eyelid and then, blend it with a clean blending brush (it doesn’t need to be a Mac blending brush or any other expensive one, it just should be a clean brush), this way you will achieve amazing and beautiful eyeshadow “smoke”.
6) Keep your eyeliner proportional to the shape and size of your eyes.
When applying an eyeliner you need to pay attention to the natural shape and size of your eyes. For example, too thick an eyeliner can make your eyes look smaller. If you have small eyes i would recommend to draw a thin eyeliner line.
I hope you found it useful. Please, share your thoughts in the comment’s section.